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PBSC seeks nominations for 2017 MLK Leadership Awards

Palm Beach State College is seeking nominations for its 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards.
The awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions toward improving the lives of others, particularly the underserved in Palm Beach County, through leadership, service and/or programs. Those contributions can include the areas of education, diversity, social justice, race relations, health care and economic empowerment.
There are five award categories: Individual, Organization, Palm Beach State Student, Palm Beach State Alumni and Palm Beach State Faculty/Staff. … Continue reading PBSC seeks nominations for 2017 MLK Leadership Awards

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MLK celebration speaker: ‘I want to live in a post-racist world’

If Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were here today, “he would tell us to listen.” That’s what Dr. Marc Lamont Hill told a crowd of more than 700 people who packed the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus Thursday for Palm Beach State College’s 17th annual celebration of the noted civil rights leader.
“Listening is a key part of understanding our commonalities, our common histories, our common struggles. It’s also a way of recognizing the differences,’’ said Hill, … Continue reading MLK celebration speaker: ‘I want to live in a post-racist world’

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PBSC seeks nominations for 2016 MLK Leadership Awards

Palm Beach State College is seeking nominations for its 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards.
The awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions toward improving the lives of others, particularly the underserved in Palm Beach County, through leadership, service and/or programs. Those contributions can include the areas of education, diversity, social justice, race relations and economic empowerment.
There are five award categories: Individual, Organization, Palm Beach State student, Palm Beach State alumni and, … Continue reading PBSC seeks nominations for 2016 MLK Leadership Awards

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Palm Beach State honors legacy of civil rights leader

Palm Beach State College held its 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast at the Lake Worth campus Jan. 15.
Dr. Lillie W. McCain, a retired professor from Mott Community College in Michigan, was the keynote speaker for the celebration themed “Education. Empowerment. Equality.” McCain, who grew up on a farm in Teoc, Miss., displayed a cotton stalk and wore a 9-foot cotton sack as a visual illustration of growing up picking cotton.  She discussed the importance of education and the need for individuals to address stereotypes and prejudices in order for the country to fulfill King’s dream that his “four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, … Continue reading Palm Beach State honors legacy of civil rights leader

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Palm Beach State to honor four at 16th annual King celebration Jan. 15

Palm Beach State College will honor an organization and three individuals for their leadership and service during the 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast Jan. 15.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award recipients are: Dr. Delsa Bush, a PBSC alumna and retired West Palm Beach police chief; PBSC student David Cruz, who serves as vice president of the Student Government Association on the Palm Beach Gardens campus; Denny Abbott, author of “They Had No Voice; … Continue reading Palm Beach State to honor four at 16th annual King celebration Jan. 15

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Former NAACP president speaks at 15th annual MLK celebration

Despite the nation’s position as a world leader and the country’s advances over the last 50 years, it is slipping in such areas as education, said Benjamin Jealous, former NAACP president.
“We are on a plane that is losing altitude,’’ he said, comparing the U.S. education system to Japan and Singapore and noting that spending on incarceration in the U.S. has climbed while funding for education has decreased. “We have to recognize that we are weak.”
Jealous, … Continue reading Former NAACP president speaks at 15th annual MLK celebration

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